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tv   CBS 5 Eyewitness News at 6AM  CBS  December 17, 2010 6:00am-7:00am PST

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take to fix the problem. good morning... it's friday, december 17-th. i'm robert lyles. juliette is off this morning. and i'm sydnie kohara. time is 6--
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the wet roads are already causing a lot of accidents this morning.. and flooding is also a concern...
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elizabeth wenger is at the bay bridge toll plaza. take it slower than normal.. standing water.. gathers in middle lanes.. reduced visibility.. keep plenty of distance between u and the car in front of you.. this pair of storms could bring as much as 10 inches of rain by christmas eve..
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down... following child molestation allegations. and this morning police are concerned there may be more victims. 30-year old samuel cowper was arrested at "mary's daycare" yesterday morning. he is the son of the daycare's owner. police also confiscated digital images of children. officials say two girls have come forward recently... to
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report cowper molested them. one girl is now 13, but she says she was molested between the ages of 3 and 7. "during that time she's claiming that she was touched inappropriately ..at least twice a month over the span of four years â the second victim âis approximately 8 years old and she's claiming up til about two years ago â the suspect was taking pictures of her â while she was disrobed" according to the california department of social services... the state has temporarily closed the daycare facility. they have also taken steps to permanently revoke the license of the daycare owners.... cowper's parents. san jose police are on the hunt for two men.. they say scammed an elderly woman out of 12-thousand dollars. these are surveillance photos.. police say the woman was inside a target store when a man offered to sell her a bar of gold. the second man pretended to be a bystander, and offered to have
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the gold appraised. he came back and said it was worth 25-grand. both men followed the woman to the bank, while she withdrew 12- thousand dollars to buy the gold, which turned out to be fake. police say similar crimes have occurred elsewhere around the state. the d-m-v employee accused of sending an offensive letter to a transgender customer... has resigned. 23-year old amber yust went into the san francisco d-m-v in october to register a sex change. four days later, she says she received a nasty letter at home from thomas demartini... the worker who helped her at the d-m-v. yust filed a damages claim against the california d-m-v... last week. software issues have forced a delay in getting samtrans buses to accept the clipper card. the card currently gives riders access to seven public transit agencies in the bay area. and samtrans was supposed to become the eighth this week. now, transportation officials say
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that will not happen until next wednesday. crews still have to upload software onto card readers on the buses. and, bart may soon be open later on weekends. the new bart board president hopes to extend train operating hours 45 minutes to an hour past midnight... on saturdays. he says the change would help people who attend or work at entertainment and social events in the city. if the trains do run later... bart may have to consider starting service after 4 a-m on weekdays... to allow for track maintenance. the time is 6: it's a lifeline for thousands of people on disability or unemployment. coming up: the glitch that's keeping them from getting their money.. right before the holidays. ""i dont know man..im all for the hooters girls but this might...too low "" plus: sicking the law on hooters.. but not over those scantily clad waitresses! the technicality... they say...
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californians on disability. the reason... the state is beginning a change-over to a new payment system, for most state benefits. recipients of those payments will have to carry a special debit card, issued by bank of america. "there is a little bit of a process for us... to get the information over to bof a for them to actually make the card and then get it into the mail, so it might take another ... day or two longer for you to get that card." the card roll- out started monday. people on disability and family medical leave will get them first. by next spring, people on unemployment will be getting the cards as well. a state appeals court has moved up the deadline for written
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arguments relating to the proposed sale of state buildings. now three plaintiffs opposed to the sale must submit a brief by next thursday, instead of on the 29th. the court is accelerating the case at the request of governor schwarzenegger. he wants to raise one-point- two billion dollars by selling 11 state buildings and then renting them back. opponents say the plan will cost more than that in the long run. a california women's group has filed complaints against "hooters"... they claim the restaurant is providing sexual entertainment to minors. there have been 4 complaints in four counties... including san francisco and san mateo. the group says "hooters" is hiding behind a restaurant license... and that workers are sexual entertainers not food servers. the organization also claims "hooters" marketing has gone too far. the restaurant sells kid's t-shirts that say things like "hooters girl in the making", or "hooters girls dig me." "it's the normalization of sexual harassment, we don't
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want them to grow to be future hooters girls the general manager of hooters at fisherman's wharf refused to comment on the complaint. we're getting a lot of comments on facebook. heather from san jose says.. if you don't like the product they are selling then don't frequent their restaurants. but bong from concord says.. don't they have enough "adults" patronizing them? they're going too far trying to entice parents with young kids." the time: 6-- coming up: a grim diagnosis.. for a popular cancer drug. why the feds are changing their mind about it. and the founder of wiki-leaks - a free man this morning. what he's promising to do.. now that he's out of jail. (gianna does tease) here's a look at today s top
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today's top stories: the new bart president is
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pushing for extended hours on saturdays. he hopes to keep the trains running an extra 45 minutes.. to an hour past midnight he says the change would help people who attend or
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work at entertainment and social events in the city. the u-s senate is expected to vote tomorrow... on whether to end the "don't ask don t tell" policy on gays in the military. the house already approved the repeal, earlier this week. in the senate... those in favor of the repeal appear to have more than the 60 votes needed, to break a filibuster. the bill to extend tax cuts for two years is now heading to the president's desk. the house approved the measure late last night. the vote means taxes will not go up on january 1st... and unemployment benefits will be extended for another year. the founder of the whistle- blowing website "wikileaks" is now free on bail. julian assange was released yesterday from a jail in england. for now, he plans to live to a friend's mansion in the english countryside... while preparing for a legal battle. assange is trying to avoid extradition to sweden, where he faces sexual assault charges. "...i hope to continue my work and continue to protest my
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innocence in this matter." assange is due back in court for an extradition hearing early next year. u-s authorities are also considering charges against assange... related to the diplomatic cables revealed by wikileaks. it's 6: coming up: the surprising number of kids.. even as young as five!.. getting buzzed on caffeine. and why it's giving parents the jitters. plus: best friends.. trying to beat up each other. why a couple of ex-couch potatoes think one real fight.. will make them stars at their real jobs. ,,,,
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should not be used to treat breast cancer. that is the recommendation from the food and drug administration. studies show avastin does not help slow the spread of the disease... and causes serious side effects. the
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drug is not losing f-d-a approval for treating other cancers, including colon and lung. the makers of avastin plan to challenge the recommendation. most kids consume caffeine every day... about three quarters of them, according to a new study. it shows children between eight and 12 drink the equivalent of about three cans of soda daily. and kids as young as five consume the equivalent of a can of soda. researchers blame caffeine intake for children's sleep problems. tonight two former office workers who call themselves the white collar brawlers will face off in their first boxing match in berkeley. nate hoteling (hoe-dull-ing) and kai hasson (hass-uhn) quit their office jobs. and they've been training for 3 months. originally, they were doing it for their web site, where they are documenting their progress. but it's become something more than that. "..."in some ways we're living
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out our child hood fantasy, i grew up a kid who was in chess club, but i always watched martial art movies and said what if i could kick somebody's butt, and that always stuck with me."//"i think the point of it is to show that we want to challenge ourselves and prove that we're men. i think, in today's society, you don t often get a chance to show your manhood" the best friends hope this project helps them get to the next level in filmmaking. it's 6-- coming up ... a major breakthrough.. in the fight to repeal don't ask don t
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tell. the critical vote.. that could come as soon as tomorrow. a bay area daycare.. shut down.. over allegations of child molestation. this morning -- the search for more potential victims. reporter ad libs good morning. it's friday, december 17-th. i'm robert lyles.. ,,,,,,,,
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in for juliette goodrich. and i'm sydnie kohara. time is 6-- the biggest storm of the season so far is moving in. let's go first to tracy humphrey with where the rain is coming down the hardest right now. the rain is causing trouble on the roads. there have already been several accidents
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this morning. flooding is also a concern... as the downpour continues. elizabeth wenger is at the bay bridge toll plaza. take it slower than normal.. standing water.. gathers in middle lanes.. reduced visibility.. keep plenty of distance between u and the car in front of you.. this pair of storms could bring as much as 10 inches of rain by christmas eve.. ( waldo tunnel)
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regulators are ordering p g and e to cut pressure by 20 percent on
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large natural gas pipelines
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installed before 1962. the order from the p-u-c comes after federal investigators identified a suspicious weld this week on the pipe that exploded in san bruno. that pipe's seam had been welded in some spots only on the outside... in 1956. now p g and e says it will "begin taking steps to reduce pressure immediately." the affected lines include one from fremont to oakland, and another from fremont to milpitas. a vallejo man is behind bars, and a day care center shut down... following allegations of child molestation. 30-year old samuel cowper was arrested at "mary's daycare" yesterday morning. he is the son of the owner of the day care. officials say two girls have come forward recently... to report cowper molested them. one girl is now 13, but she says she was molested between the ages of 3 and 7.
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police are looking for whoever stabbed a newark high school football star to death on wednesday. 300 people turned out last night to remember 17-year-old justice afoa... at the spot where he was killed. he was stabbed multiple times while waiting for a bus, in a possible act of revenge. his family says a few months ago, justice rescued a cheerleader at a party who was getting beaten by at least two men. police will only say past incidents may be connected to the murder. they're calling him armed and dangerous. the search is on this morning for the man who robbed a bank in san jose. he walked into the chase bank on monterey road, held a gun to the teller and demanded money. the teller complied, and the robber took off. no one is saying how much money he got away with. the man is about 5-feet-5 inches tall, weighing about 150-pounds. vandals and thieves are
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targeting medical marijuana operations in san jose. k-c-b-s radio's matt bigler has more on the crimes. "..." matt bigler, k- c-b-s radio, san jose.
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it looks like the u-s senate will vote tomorrow... on whether to end the "don't ask don t tell" policy on gays in the military. the house already approved the repeal, earlier this week. in the senate... those in favor of the repeal appear to have more than the 60 votes needed, to break a filibuster. democrats say they have 57 "yes" votes, with only one... west virginia's joe manchin... planning to vote "no." at least
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four republicans are also expected to vote "yes." time is 6: several bay area democrats.. were opposed to the tax cut package.. coming up, we'll talk live with phil matier and willie brown.. about the potential fallout for president obama. plus... it was so popular.. it had to close. how a beloved san francisco sandwich shop.. is coming back, better than ever. ike's sandwich shop is making a ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the european union is expanding it's anti-trust investigation into google... meanwhile,
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strong software sales to new customers is helping boost oracle's profits. here's jason brooks with kcbs
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and cbs moneywatch dot com. jason brooks from kcbs and cbs moneywatch dot com. thanks.
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ike's sandwich shop is making a comeback... and it's bigger than ever. the san francisco planning commission... unanimously approved plans for a larger shop near church and 16th street in the castro district. that's just a block away from the old ike's... which closed in
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september. the new shop will be 10 times larger... and better equipped to handle big crowds. whole foods is coming to market street... it will be part of a eight-story residential complex. it has taken three years for the planning commission to move forward with construction... because of concerns from neighbors. proposals for two other whole foods... one in the haight, and one on ocean avenue... are also under consideration a tax deal clears congress, over the objections of some democrats, especially those from the bay area. is this a good political outcome for president obama? cbs five political insider, phil matier is here to talk about that with former san francisco mayor willie brown. thanks, phil matier and willie brown.. time is 6:xx pg and e is
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we're tracking several traffic problems from this winter storm. the trouble spots.. and how you need to prepare for the wet weather this weekend. if you have a story idea or a comment you'd like to share with us: email that guy right there. brian at cbs five dot com. and it's fire shirt friday. station 7 - san francisco fire department. the storm is here.. and rain is [ male announcer ] itchy dry scalp? get selsun blue for itchy dry scalp. strong itch-fighters target scalp itch while 5 moisturizers leave hair healthy. selsun blue. got a clue? get the blue. you know what i want for the holidays? do tell. true love. true love is a myth. [ gasps ] you're a myth!
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